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Overview of Obstetrics

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The field of obstetrics encompasses all EXCEPT which of the following?

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a. Prenatal care

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b. Management of labor

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c. Infertility treatments

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d. Immediate newborn care

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Registration of live births is currently assigned to which national agency?

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a. Bureau of the Census

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b. National Institutes of Health

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c. National Center for Health Statistics

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d. Department of Health and Human Services

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How does the National Vital Statistics System, using data from the National Center for Health Statistics, define fetal death for its reports?

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a. Fetal weight > 350 g

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b. Fetal weight > 500 g

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c. Gestational age > 20 weeks

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d. Gestational age > 24 weeks

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The perinatal period starts after delivery at 20 weeks’ gestation or older. When does it end?

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a. 7 days after birth

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b. 1 year after birth

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c. 28 days after birth

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d. 1 calendar month after birth

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Which of the following is synonymous with fetal death rate?

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a. Stillbirth rate

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b. Perinatal death rate

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c. Spontaneous abortion rate

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d. Early neonatal death rate

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At the state level, which of the following is used to define fetal death?

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a. Fetal death > 20 weeks’ gestation

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b. Fetal death with a birthweight of ≥ 500 g

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c. Any fetal death regardless of gestational age

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d. Each has been used

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Which of the following is defined as the sum of stillbirths and ...

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